J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Two Figures Standing on Caley Crags at Otley Chevin above Wharfedale c.1822-4

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Two Figures Standing on Caley Crags at Otley Chevin above Wharfedale c.1822–4
D40074
Turner Bequest CLIV Xc
Pencil on white wove paper, 230 x 372 mm, folded vertically down centre
Watermarked ‘J WHATMAN | TURKEY MILL | 1822’
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This drawing is one of three (including Tate D12122 and D40073; Turner Bequest CLIV Xa, Xb) on the front and back of a single sheet of paper, folded in half. In the Inventory Finberg listed each as a separate item, and each individual component drawing has been stamped with its own Turner Bequest number; consequently, each also has its own Tate accession number and is treated separately in this catalogue. For clarity, the present drawing forms the verso; D12122 and D40073 (CLIV Xa, Xb) are on the recto.
The present sketch is a very hasty note of the view of two figures, almost certainly companions from Farnley Hall, standing atop Caley Crags at the east end of Otley Chevin. Turner sketched a similar subject in a colour study of Sunset over Wharfedale from Caley Park (Tate D25219; TB CCLXIII 97).

David Hill
July 2009

How to cite

David Hill, ‘Two Figures Standing on Caley Crags at Otley Chevin above Wharfedale c.1822–4 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, July 2009, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, September 2014, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-two-figures-standing-on-caley-crags-at-otley-chevin-above-r1146625, accessed 21 July 2024.